This twelve episode series is a documentary of the rebirth of the South, from its humble beginnings of plantations and cotton to industrialization. It was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This foundation was established in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr, President and CEO of General Motors. The writer and director is William Allen Bales, with Ms. Lee F. Painten as the producer. Our guide throughout this series is Correspondent Henry Cassidy. He and his team went to the South and interviewed ordinary Americans describing the social, economic and industrial revolution that was taking place in the South during the first half of 20th century.
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